The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Movies & Celebrities of
Movies of 1965
Academy Awards 1965
Picture: "THE SOUND OF MUSIC", "Darling", "Doctor Zhivago", "Ship of Fools", "A Thousand Clowns"
Best Foreign Language Film: The Shop on Main Street
Top Box Office 1965
What's New Pussycat? - First screenplay and movie role by Woody Allan. A romantic comedy starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss and
The Sound of Music
New Movies 1965
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Ship of Fools
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Entertainment News 1965
What's New Pussycat began as a project by Warren Beatty. In fact the name of the movie was from how he answered the phone at the time. The studio hired newcomer Woody Allen to write the screenplay which reduced Beatty's role and enhanced Allen's. The studio sided with the far funnier script from Woody Allen causing Beatty to leave the project in a huff. 40 years later the two still do not speak.
Good Movies 1965
Doctor Zhivago - Following the success of Lawarce of Arabia, Director David Lean creates another big movie for the big screen. From the novel by Boris Pasternak starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger and Alec Guinness.
A Patch of Blue - Produced, written and directed by Guy Green. Starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman and Shelly Winters who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the nasty racist mother in this interacial love story. The scene of Poitier and Hartman kissing was taken out of the movie when it played in theaters in the Southern United States.
The Pawnbroker - Sidney Lumet directs Rod Steiger as a New York pawn broker gone sour as a survivor of the Holocaust. The first major movie to deal with that Nazi Horror in an unsantized way. Steiger should have won the Oscar.
Thunderball - The fourth Bond film had no celebrity leading lady and no great song but its water oriented special effects made it the biggest Bond film thus far. Starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi and Luciana Paluzzi.
For a Few Dollars More - The second of Sergio Leone's "Dollar" spaghetti western trilogy. Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè and Klaus Kinski. Like the previous movie, Fistfull of Dollars it did not appear in America until 1967.
A Thousand Clowns - Jason Robards plays Murry the man-child comedy writer, child actor Barry Gordon plays the adult role, Barbra Harris is the love interest and Martin Balsam wins an Academy Award as the sensible big brother.
B Movies 1965
Invasion of Astro-Monster - Godzilla saves us from monsters from outerspace. Starring Nick Adams and Happy Feet Godzilla!
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors - The first of Milton Subotsky "portmanteau films" starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The series went on with Torture Garden (1967), The House That Dripped Blood (1970), Asylum (1972), Tales from the Crypt (1972), The Vault of Horror (film) (1973), From Beyond the Grave (1973) and Tales That Witness Madness (1974).
Planet of the Vampires
Dr. Who and the Daleks
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